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Ginsters

We are one of the country's leading producers of chilled foods.

What we do:

We are the number one brand in Savoury Pastry and we are distributed in almost 90% of the grocery stores across Great Britain.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Ginsters began the “Healthy Workplace Initiative” in 2006 as an important part of the company’s commitment to its people, encouraging staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle through wellbeing and physical activity.

Recent health and well being activities:

Health Events:

  • Facilitation of Smoking Cessation support and groups.
  • On-site health checks and chiropractor screening sessions.
  • Promotion of health awareness campaigns: Jump into January / Be Clear on Cancer / No smoking - Proud to be a quitter / Sun Awareness / Men's Health Week / Diabetes Awareness to name a few.
  • Promoting “Wellbeing” – the 5 Steps to Wellbeing. Volunteering days at Mount Edgcumbe and CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) plus soup runs for the homeless organised with the Salvation Army. Positivity training open to all staff.

Improving / promoting physical fitness:

  • Samworth Challenge and the Get Active Workplace Challenge 2015.
  • Free fitness plans, classes, badminton, table tennis and on-site gym - open 24 hours 7 days a week for employees & their partners.
  • Free allotments on-site
“Recognising that employees perform at their best when they are happy and healthy and that optimal employee performance is necessary for the company to be a leader in its field, the Ginsters Healthy Workplace Programme aims to improve employee health and well-being.”

- Director
Sickness Absence

Depending on the context, workers who are off work for between 4 - 12 weeks have a 10-40% risk of being off work at one year

Obesity

People suffering from obesity could reduce their future earning power by as much as £500 per annum because qualifciations, skills and experience become outdated during long term absences from work caused by their conditions.

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